Bellator 234’s preliminary card featured the return of Robson Gracie Jr, plus a women’s featherweight bout featuring Olga Rubin vs. Sinead Kavanagh.
Bellator MMA returned to Tel Aviv, Israel this week. Going down Thursday (but not airing until Friday in North America), Bellator 234 was topped by a heavyweight collision between hard-hitting Sergei Kharitonov and former light heavyweight title challenger Linton Vassell.
Before any of the main card action got underway, however, the preliminary card streamed online, via the Bellator App and Cageside Press. Among the early fights, one of four Gracie family members currently fighting for Bellator, Robson Gracie Jr., was back in action. Brother of Renzo Gracie, Robson was taking on Ameer Bashir.
In a key women’s featherweight fight, meanwhile, Olga Rubin, former title challenger, was facing Sinead Kavanagh.
The preliminary card kicks off at 5:15PM ET — tune in below for the live stream!
Bellator 234: Kharitonov vs. Vassell – Live tonight on Paramount Network
Bellator 234 Preliminary Card Results:
Tomer Maslis def. David Malka by TKO, Round 3
Itay Tratner vs. Elias Mamadov ends in a split draw
Noam Voldman def. Nisim Rozalis by split decision
Itay Lipszyc def. Itzik Yakobov by submission (heel hook), Round 1, 2:52
Eli Aronov def. Sari Hleihil by split decision (30-26, 27-28, 30-26)
Ben Cohen def. Maksym Tkachuk by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 3:17
Ron Becker def. Artem Kazartsev by TKO, Round 1, 2:57
Mikail Dulgher def. Ofir Leibel by unanimous decision
Raz Bring def. Naziri Daniliuk by by unanimous decision
Kirill Medvedovsky def. Akhmed Fararzha by submission (guillotine choke), Round 2
Vuqar Keramov def. Gustavo Wurlitzer by KO (punches), Round 1, 1:29
Simon Smotritsky def. Illia Hladkii by TKO, Round 1, 2:10
Adam Keresh def. Vladim Fedin by TKO, Round 1, 3:29
Robson Gracie def. Ameer Bashir by submission (triangle choke), Round 1, 4:39
Sinead Kavanagh def Olga Rubin by TKO, Round 2, 4:37